There have been reports of several top leading ladies being considered to play the wife of late Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Rajasekhar Reddy in the YSR biopic and that includes Nayanthara and Radhika Apte.
But according to reports doing rounds, none of it seems to be true. Sources in the know say that danseuse Ashrita Vemuganti has been roped in to play the role. She is an accomplished dancer who was seen in Baahubali: the Conclusion dancing for the number 'Kanna Nidurinchara'.
Ashrita, who played Anushkaâ€™s sister-in-law in Baahubali 2, managed to capture to the attention of the film buffs with her performance but did not sign any new film after that as she was busy with an international dance tour to the US. Soon after her return to India, she bagged the prestigious role to which she couldnâ€™t say no.
Ashrita is a well known Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi dancer and she caught SS Rajamouliâ€™s attention during one of her stage performances which fetched her the role in Baahubali.
Yatra, a biopic on the late chief minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Rajasekhar Reddy, will have the Malayalam megastar Mammootty playing YS Rajasekhar Reddy. The biopic, which has gone on to the floors recently, is being directed by Mahi V Raghav and bankrolled by Vijay Chilla and Sashi Devireddy under the banner 70 mm Entertainments.
Speaking about the film, its director said that the biopic is aimed at showcasing the challenges that YSR had to face and how he managed to overcome it all to emerge victoriously. To be made in Telugu and Tamil, Mammootty will be dubbing with his own voice in both the versions to lend credibility for his role. The Yatra team had already caught the attention of the film buffs and netizens by releasing the first look poster featuring Mammootty as YSR.
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